Digital Commonwealth

Fan

Item Information

Title:
Fan
Description:
Bamboo and paper folding fan with twenty-eight red painted slats held at base with brass pin and loop holding a woven brown knotted cord. One side of fan with twelve printed mottoes or fortunes along slats, other with eagle and American flag, Uncle Sam and Japanese businessman and crane.
Manufacturer:
Martin Gillet & Co.
Date:
1875
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
silk (textile)
painting (coating)
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
cutting (dividing)
bamboo (material)
fans (equipment)
accessories
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
centennials
flags
American
bamboo (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
cranes (birds)
eagles (birds)
figures (representations)
Japanese
business (commercial function)
Unidentified Paper
Bamboo
Brass
Silk
Cut
Painted
America
Commerce
American Eagle
American Flag
Japanese figure
Crane
Centennial
Extent:
11.5 in. x 20 in. x 1 in. (H x W x D)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Accession #:
1998.5004
Identifier:
24095